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Tiffany Jana        

Co-Founder of TMI Consulting Incorporated

Tiffany Jana is the Co-Founder of TMI Consulting Incorporated, a diversity and inclusion management consulting firm. It earned the 2016 Best for the World award from the nonprofit B Lab.

Jana is the co-author of Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion which she co-wrote with Ashley Diaz Mejias. In the book, Mejias and Jana focus on bias in the workplace and give readers tips and examples of how to challenge that bias. She is also the co-author of Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences. She co-wrote the book with Matthew Freeman.

In 2012, Jana gave a TED talk titled "The power of privilege" as part of TEDxRVAWomen. In 2013, Jana won the Style Weekly Top 40 Under 40 award and was awarded the Women Worth Watching award from Diversity Journal. She was also a winner of the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Award from Enterprising Women magazine. Inc. magazine named Jana one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018.

Jana attended Virginia Commonwealth University and received her M.B.A. and D.M. from the University of Phoenix.

Speech Topics

Subtle Acts of Exclusion

Our workplaces are growing more diverse, but are we supporting inclusive cultures? This session, based on Dr. Jana’s best-selling book, is designed to help everyone understand, identify, and stop microaggressions. While overt racism, sexism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination are relatively easy to spot, we cannot neglect the subtler everyday actions that normalize exclusion in our workplaces.

Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion

Dr. Jana helps participants identify and address the systemic and institutional biases to which we are all vulnerable. This session covers what systemic bias is, how it is perpetuated, and how you, as an individual, can disrupt its mechanisms.

Overcoming Bias, Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences

The unconscious assumptions we all harbor about people who differ from us get in the way of good intentions, hinder harmonious and efficient living, and impact working environments. Overcoming bias is challenging, but if we focus on identifying our personal preferences and privilege, we can become aware of our hidden biases, and learn to make genuine connections with others. This session will help you challenge your assumptions and open up to encountering people, cultures, and ideas outside your comfort zone.

LGBTQIA+ Equity in the Workplace

In the face of highly politicized gender and sexual orientation inequality, we aim to empower all people in the workplace. This session is designed to help participants acknowledge and accept their personal conscious and unconscious biases, and understand gender and sexual inequality and its impact in the workplace. Participants will walk away with tools to act as allies for LGBTQIA+ equity.

Privilege in the Workplace

Inspired by their popular TEDx talk, Dr. Tiffany Jana speaks about social privileges and challenges some of the assumptions that can occur because of interpersonal and cultural biases. During this session, Dr. Jana demonstrates the ways in which we can use our privilege to create moments of opportunity and equity for others within the workplace and beyond.

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